Patch boarded the 6:49am train all by himself at Kilcock’s Irish Rail station, which posted about the dog from its official Twitter handle.
It’s an incredible journey for the Twitter age: An Irish woman has been reunited with her train-travelling Jack Russell Terrier thanks to a single tweet.
Deirdre Anglin of Kilcock discovered Tuesday evening that her dog, Patch, had gone missing. A casual Twitter user, Anglin only posted announcements of Patch’s absence on Facebook.
Patch, meanwhile, wandered to Kilcock’s Irish Rail station, where he boarded the 6:49am train. Passengers quickly discovered him and brought him to train agents, who nicknamed him “Checker,” as if he wanted to check passengers’ tickets.
“I follow them, as I’m a regular rail user,” Aglin told the Daily Dot.
The photo was retweeted more than 500 times, including retweets by some of Anglin’s friends. Twenty-seven minutes later, the message reached Anglin. She tweeted back: “that’s my dog!”
A little over an hour later, Anglin posted a photo of her safely rescued pup, adding, “Thanks to everyone involved in getting patch back to us.”
Since then Aglin’s sister has created the inevitable @patchtraveldog account, who tweets gems like “glad to be home!!!” and “can i have the leftovers please???”
“Patch needed to thank everyone himself,” Anglin explained.
Photo via @IrishRai
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